Saturday, May 9, 2020

Flowers for Mother's Day

by Emily Westhill from the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton

I was born and raised in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, and except for college, I have lived here all my life. Now I run a donut and coffee shop, Deput Donut, with my late husband's father, Tom. He and his wife Cindy are like a second set of parents.

My own parents spend only some of July and August in Wisconsin. Their home is an RV that they drive to Florida at the first sign that a chill might hit the air. They return only when they're sure that northern Wisconsin won't be cold for them.

If they were here for Mother's Day, they could join Tom, Cindy, and me for my annual Mother's Day barbecue.

It might rain here on Sunday.

No matter the weather, I'll bake Cindy a cake and we'll have a delicious and companionable dinner.

I've mailed a card to my mother. Living in an RV, she doesn't want things, so I've had some coffees and chocolates sent to her.


And I'm sending her and everyone, whether we're mothers or not, this virtual tour of Monet's Garden in Giverney, France.








For our Killer Characters Spring Fling giveaway, Ginger will send a winner her choice of one of the first three Deputy Donut Mysteries:

SURVIVAL OF THE FRITTERS

GOODBYE CRULLER WORLD

or

JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS



In the comments below, tell us about your favorite flower(s), disguise your email address from the spambots, and Ginger will choose a winner by random. Please enter by midnight, Mothers' Day, May 10. Happy reading!


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62 comments:

  1. Favorite flower would be tulips. And I love the cover of your newest book! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  2. I have always liked daisies.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Awesome books! My favorite flower is a yellow rose! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. My favorite flower is peonies!

    marthalawson8 AT gmail (dot) com

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  5. I love roses for their beauty, variety, and fragrance.

    tamaradee60 AT gmail (dot) com

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  6. Jamie GillespieMay 9, 2020 at 2:23 AM

    My favorite flower is hydrangea. I just love the different colors and texture. I am reading "Jealousy Filled Donuts" now and I love it!!! Thanks for the chance. bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  7. My favorite flower is lilacs. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. My favorite flower would be roses but in the spring, I love the look and smell of lilacs. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  9. Azaleas are my favorite.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  10. I have always liked bleeding hearts.debby236 at gmail dot com

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  11. My favorite are roses. Thanks for the chance.
    Jess
    maceoindo at yahoo dot com

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  12. My favorite flower is lavender, love the smell.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

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  13. My favorite flower are roses.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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  14. I have three favorite flowers and all very appropriate for this Mother's Day weekend.

    The first one is hydrangea which remind me of my Granny that grew them. As a little girl I can remember getting to pick one on our visit. My Granny would say "Honey one of these makes a whole bouquet."

    The second is sweet peas that remind me of my Mom. They were one of her favorite flowers to grow. I can still see them in my mind's eye growing up the entire side of the garage climbing up the strings that were hanging from the eaves to the ground. They smelled heavenly too.

    The third isn't really a type of flower, but rather a color. I love all shades of purple flowers because they remind me of our daughter. Even as a small child, she loved "burple". It's also my favorite color and when I grow flowers of that color I can feel Jenet close to me in my heart and in my mind.

    All three have gone on to their heavenly home, but they stay with me through the flowers and colors that they so adored. So on this Mother's Day weekend, I fondly remember the Mom's in my life and little precious girl that made me one.

    Thank you for the fabulous opportunity to win one of the Deputy Donut Mysteries series books!

    Please be safe, stay healthy and have a little adventure along the way.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  15. I like pansies.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. My favorite flowers are African Violets because with them I have flowers to enjoy all year long. I love this series! ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. My favorite flower is a rose. Ellen underscore worgan at yahoo dot com

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  18. I love gardenias -- when I was growing up, our backyard was full of gardenia bushes, and their scent was so lovely. Whenever I smell gardenias it still reminds me of those wonderful, carefree days. I also love wisteria --so beautiful and also a heavenly scent ~ bobandcelia(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  19. Geraniums are my favorite flower. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My favorite flower is the yellow rose. So fragrant and so beautiful.
    laurie(dot)anismom2(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  21. I love tulips!
    grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  22. My favorite flowers are carnations and mexican sunflowers and daisies.
    I love the cover of this book.
    I would love to read: Survival of the Fritters
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  23. Can't wait for the next book! My favorite flowers are calla lillies and orchids. So pretty! Kkcochran (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. My favorite flower is hard to choose because there are so many beautiful ones. I think I’ll choose a wild or Exbury orange azalea. suefoster109 at gmail dot com.

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  25. The beauty and the color of tulips are extraordinary and special. We planted tulip bulbs and I look forward to their variety of colors each year. They add brightness and hope to my life. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Taylor R WilliamsMay 9, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Tulips and Orchids - but I enjoy all flowers - thanks for the chance to own one of your books - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  27. My favorite flowers are my annual daylillies. They have been greeting me every spring for over a decade. Butlerrich at Comcast dot net

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  28. My favorite flowers by season - spring are lilacs & hyacinths, summer are roses & daisies, fall are mums, winter here is long & hard so I love when my snowbells start growing in early March!
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    ryannaward71 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. What a beautiful garden! My favorite flower is the lilac.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I love daffodils. Love the cover of the book. Brill!

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  31. Oops forgot to add... Meljprincess @ AOL . com

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  32. Daisies have always been my favorite flower. J_A_M_5672(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. I’m really looking forward to your next book especially with “BOSTON” in the title. My favorite flowers are lilacs. They bring back the most amazing childhood memories especially. But I have many favorite flowers besides lilacs and one would be Forsythia which I really thought were named “For CYNTHIA’s” as my parents told me and which they called them when I was a child. Every time I see them I think of my wonderful childhood!

    Wishing you all the best. Stay safe!
    I’m using my FB name as email publication has been a problem. Cynthia Bayer Blain. Thank you!

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  34. Roses have always been a favorite
    Angelcake12 at optonline dot net

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  35. My very favorite flower is Bluebonnets.. I do love a lot of other flowers, but Bluebonnets are my favorites, though they do not last very long.. Have a Blessed Mother's Day everyone!! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. My favorite flower 🌸 is irises but I love many others especially roses, peonies, zinnias and dahlias.

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  37. I love lilacs and miss them here in south Florida.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  38. I love lilacs.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Red roses are good for me. Although I do like purle.

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  40. My favorites are irises, although I love bogonias too.
    By the way, I once told a class I taught that I could probably live on salmon and doughnuts, so you write my kind of cozies!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. IRIS are my favorite!! The delicacy and wide range of color combinations are stunning. Every spring I take photos of them. cbrusegar at aol dot com.

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  42. My favorite flower is the geranium. I remember I bought one for my mother one year. It was beautiful with the red flowers. It was a very hardy plant too. nannpollock(at)yahoo (dot) com

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  43. My favorite flower is the peony. There are so many beautiful flowers it's hard to pick just one.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. My favorite flower is the Tiger Lily. My daughter carried them as the bouquet for her wedding and they looked elegant!

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  45. My favorite flowers are Daisies and this cover is terrific and I can't wait to read it. Thanks for this awesome giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  46. I love purple iris. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  47. My favorite would be roses! tWarner419@aol.com

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  48. Mine is sunflowers I just love them and since I have moved from Ca to Ia I have found that the birds not only plant them and then they are here to eat them also but some of them that we plant we take the heads and dry them out for the birds as we have 14 feeders for all types of birds peggy clayton ptclayton2 at aol.com

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  49. Irises are my favorite flowers.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  50. My favorite flowers are Zinnias, peonies, daisies, petunias...on and on. Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  51. I think all flowers are pretty. I especially like sweet peas for their aroma and colors.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  52. I love the smell of lilacs, the look of daffodils, and the freshness of dandelions.

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  53. I love them all - anything colorful (but pale and shimmery is beautiful too) and those with a scent are a bonus. phyllis(at)evanspr(dot)net

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  54. Sharon GuagliardoMay 9, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    What a stunning garden. I love lilacs. catwoman-1 at comcast dot net

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  56. Carnations, so simple...so perfect. When I was growing up in Southern California, my daddy used to cut a fresh carnation and a soft ferns he grew...every Sunday and make me a corsage to wear to church. LaFonRC(at)aol(dot) com

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  57. Thank you for sharing the video. I have loved Monet's work since I first saw his paintings. That garden is beautiful. I love peonies, irises and lilies and am lucky enough to grow some in my garden, here in Minnesota. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  58. Brittani SticklerMay 10, 2020 at 8:36 AM

    My favorite flowers are lilacs. I had a lilac bush near my window growing up and I absolutely love them.
    sticklerba (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. I love Lily of the Valley. So tiny and cute, but they pack a wallop when it comes to their scent!!! And they are hardy little flowers that grow even after our barbaric Wisconsin winters.
    kimheniadis at gmail dot com

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  60. Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite flower is carnation. They just seem soft & sweet.
    daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  61. has to be sweet peas ....

    bev

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